Former Yahoo India MD Gurmit Singh enters into agreement to support betterU

Singh, through his firm DAUWAU, will work as a consultant for betterU

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betterU Education Corporation has announced that Gurmit Singh, former Managing Director of Yahoo! India Pvt. Ltd., through his firm DAUWAU, will work as a consultant for the company to support its efforts in providing access to education across India.

Singh comes to betterU with over 20 years of experience, including most recently as the Managing Director of Yahoo! India Pvt. Ltd. Singh managed Yahoo!'s business in India and was responsible for its growth in the country since 2012. Prior to this, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Forbes India at Network 18. During his career, he held many leadership roles across consumer products, music, entertainment and media sectors, working for companies such as Sony Music, Hindustan Times, India Today Group, Rajshri Media, Marico Industries and Network 18. 

As India continues to grow and evolve, education plays one of the most critical roles in the country’s success. Access to quality education and skills development is one of the country’s key priorities. Currently skill initiatives such as the government’s ‘Skills India’ push has been working to solve the skilling of over 150 million people across all sectors. Singh, having overseen the growth of Yahoo! India, has first-hand experience with the high level of content consumption in India. After exiting from his role at Yahoo!, he initiated more in-depth research into the education market, which led him to betterU. 

“I was pleasantly surprised to hear of the efforts betterU has been making in India. I believe that what they have been building could pioneer a shift in access to education that could support everyone everywhere. This is only possible by bringing together as many partners that betterU has been able to accomplish. When Brad Loiselle, CEO of betterU and I first spoke, I was excited to not only learn more, but to offer my support in helping them get their company more known,” said Singh.

Online education in India continues to grow at an exponential rate and according to a report by Google and KPMG, by 2021 the Indian online learning market will reach close to $2 billion in revenues.  UNESCO stated that by 2030 there will be a shortage of over 65 million teachers globally. This will have a significant impact on the world’s ability to provide access to quality education unless the world’s educators come together to solve this problem.

Brad Loiselle, President and CEO, better, said, “betterU has been focused on this problem for many years and I was thrilled that someone with Gurmit’s experience saw the value in what we have been building for India.  My team and I are looking forward to working with Gurmit and advancing betterU’s nation efforts in India.”

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